Shanklin United Reformed Church

High Street, Shanklin, Isle of Wight. PO37 6LA
Registered Charity No. 1130459

A member of the Evangelical Alliance


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You'll find our small Christian Bookshop is located next to the church in Shanklin, High Street

Opening Hours Monday - Friday (and some Saturdays): 10:00 - 13:00

Our bookshop has a selection of Bibles and books, a wide range of greetings cards (most of which include a scripture verse), CDs and some small gifts.

We also have a range of 'previously owned' Christian books for sale.

If you find that we don't have what you want in stock, we may be able to order it for you - just ask.

You'll find a warm welcome from one of our team of volunteers


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It is not long until this year’s season of Advent begins. The word Advent comes from the Latin word adventus meaning arrival or coming. As well as referring to the time of preparation for celebrating the birth of Jesus, Advent can also refer to looking forward to the second coming of Jesus. A new book published this year is called ‘Rejoice ! Advent in all the Scriptures’ by Chris Wright with John Stott (£7.99). In this book Chris Wright explores the theme of the coming of God throughout scriptures to shed fresh light on the coming of Jesus at Christmas. He draws on passages of scripture from a diverse range of books of the Bible in each week of reflections…..

Week 1 looks at ‘The God who comes in scripture’s story’ taking passages from Psalms, Genesis, John, Luke, Acts, Matthew, and Isaiah

Week 2 looks at ‘The God who came in person’ with passages from Psalms and Exodus

Week 3 looks at ‘The God who came as promised’ with scriptures taken from Psalms, Isaiah, Micah, Luke and Matthew

Week 4 considers ‘The God who will come in glory’ with passages from Psalms, Isaiah, 2 Peter, Romans and Revelation

Each week of reflections begins with a prayer and each daily reading includes a short quotation from, or about, John Stott.

John Stott (1921-2011) was a well respected author and Bible teacher. He also founded an organisation called the Langham Partnership. Chris Wright is the International Ministries Director for the Langham Partnership. All royalties from this book will go to Langham Literature which is one branch of this organisation. It provides evangelical books and electronic resources to Christians, churches, students and libraries mainly in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It also supports writers and publishers who translate and write books in many languages for the local context.

Another Advent book is God With Us by J John (£4.99) In this book J John considers three ways to celebrate Christs coming; his coming in history, his coming again in the future and his coming into our lives. The book contains 25 Advent reflections. Each short reflection looks at individuals from the Christmas story; obvious people such as Mary and Joseph but also people such as Elizabeth, Zechariah, Caesar Augustus, the midwife, the shepherds and the Magi. J John wants to highlight that God loves and cares for individual people and hopes that these reflections will help the reader to be changed as they consider the coming of Christ.

The bookshop has one ‘previously owned’ copy of ‘Love Came Down at Christmas’ by Sinclair Ferguson. In this book of daily readings for Advent the author goes through 1 Corinthians 13. He invites the reader to slow down in the midst of all the busyness and spend some time each day looking at a phrase or verse from this passage of scripture. As well as comments on the passage each daily section has a question for reflection and a prayer. He seeks to help the reader explore how and why love came down at Christmas and to also consider the difference this can make to their own lives. This book is in excellent condition and is priced at £4.

A few Advent calendars are also available. The Leprosy Mission have produced several with colourful pictures and they all have Bible verses behind each daily window. (£4 each).

A range of Christmas cards produced by The Leprosy Mission is now available - each card includes a Bible verse. Most of the cards come in packs of 10.

Page Last Updated 02 November 2019

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